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Gordon C. Thomasson
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Need a mentor in West Abq soon
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Subject: Mentoring or heeeeeelp!Please forward as appropriate.So I've had a hive for not yet a year and I am afraid I'll lose the hive to a swarm or whatever. Beside the bottomhive box there are 2…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon C. Thomasson Apr 8, 2012.

Tell EPA Clothinadin kills bees!
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You might consider sending this to all your beekeeping friends and friendsof bees. As noted below, the EPA's deadline for comments is this coming Tuesday. Clothianidin (implicated in hive collapse)…Continue

Tags: bees, to, danger, Chemical

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michele Chisholm Feb 21, 2012.

 

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Gordon C. Thomasson might attend Megan Mahoney's event
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April ABQ Beeks Meeting at Bernalillo County Extension Office

April 4, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for our FREE monthly meeting in April!  Starts at 6:30 pm. This meeting will focus on early spring management and feeding.  Top Bar and Langstroth.See More
Apr 1, 2013
Gordon C. Thomasson commented on chantal's page How do I use this site?
"I feel (dumb?).  Can't figure out how to register myself to offer a bee home. I'm on the page but though I'm signed-in it acts like a read-only site. Thanks Gordon T"
Mar 21, 2013
Gordon C. Thomasson is attending Craig Noorlander's event

Free Bee Seminar at The Edgewood LSD Chapel

March 23, 2013 from 9am to 12pm
I will discuss bees in general and the problems and success that I have had in the 10 years that I have kept bees.  Hopefully everyone will have some fun and get some questions answered about bee keeping and we can all learn together.See More
Mar 21, 2013
Gordon C. Thomasson commented on Jessie Brown's event Abq Beeks State Fair Volunteer Sign Up!
"I can be there on the 10-12 shift on Sat. 15 September. How do I get/find parking and admission?  How early?  Will I need some sort of ID, or will I be on a list? Would it be a good idea to bring a couple of capped frames that could be…"
Sep 12, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson is attending Jessie Brown's event
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Abq Beeks State Fair Volunteer Sign Up! at State Fair, Agriculture Building

September 1, 2012 to September 23, 2012
The sign-up below is for 2 hour increments. You will not have to pay for entry to the fair while volunteering and you will have a 30 minute break to connect with the next volunteer.WHAT YOU'LL DO: Hang out near the "Live Bees Booth" and answer questions! Jessie will send more details to all volunteers.HOW TO SIGN UP: If you interested in volunteering, add a comment to this event stating your name and the time you want to volunteer and I will add you. DISPLAY CASE: We also need help decorating…See More
Sep 12, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson is attending Jessie Brown's event
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June 2012 Beeks Meeting at Bernalillo County Extension Office

June 28, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hello Everyone! Join us for the ABQ beeks meeting June, 28th @ 6:30 pm.  It's a FREE meeting of Albuquerque beekeepers, both new and experienced. We will be doing a honey harvest demo with Langstroth and Top Bar Hives. We will also cover entries for the State Fair! View our full list of events at: http://abqbeeks.ning.com/forum/topics/tentative-schedule-for-2012-abq-beeksSee More
Jun 27, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson commented on Jessie Brown's event April 2012 Beeks Field Day
"I have a veil and will attend.."
Apr 16, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson is attending Jessie Brown's event
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April 2012 Beeks Field Day at Matt's house in Los Ranchos (address will be emailed privately)

April 21, 2012 from 11am to 2pm
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL----------------------------------------This FREE event is organized through the Albuquerque Beekeeping group. It's our annual Spring field day! New beekeepers are welcome.Bring a veil and come out for an interactive day exploring beekeeping. Top bar hives: TJ Carr will give a tour of a live beehive and discuss TBHs.Langstroth: Craig Noorlander will demo Langstroth equipment onsite and answer questions about hive management.WHAT TO BRING:Bee veil (bring extras to share if…See More
Apr 16, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson replied to Gordon C. Thomasson's discussion Need a mentor in West Abq soon
"Sarah, Thanks so much.  This is just the sort of looking-over-my-shoulder advice I need. I'll still be white-knuckles at what I don't know, but this gets me started. I'd still love to find  a mentor for a one-time…"
Apr 8, 2012
Sarah Dolk replied to Gordon C. Thomasson's discussion Need a mentor in West Abq soon
"Hi Gordon I can't be of much help in person, but I can guide you to do what I think needs to be done. I had this happen last year (third year for this hive), because I waited too long. My bees became honey bound, split themselves (swarmed), and…"
Apr 8, 2012
Jessie Brown replied to Gordon C. Thomasson's discussion Need a mentor in West Abq soon
"This might be a helpful link for making splits: Bush Farms Splits"
Apr 8, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson replied to Gordon C. Thomasson's discussion Need a mentor in West Abq soon
"OK-- I don't need a long-term mentor, just someone to stand by while I sort through the hive one time. Gordon"
Apr 5, 2012
chantal replied to Gordon C. Thomasson's discussion Need a mentor in West Abq soon
"Greetings, Gordon. Thanks for posting. Though we've already finished organizing mentors and mentees for the season, I hope someone is able to help you out. Regardless, I hope you can join our hands-on Field Day this…"
Apr 4, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson posted a discussion

Need a mentor in West Abq soon

Subject: Mentoring or heeeeeelp!Please forward as appropriate.So I've had a hive for not yet a year and I am afraid I'll lose the hive to a swarm or whatever. Beside the bottomhive box there are 2 more boxes above that, and they are pretty much full with one thing or another as I left both upper boxes on, wanting to be sure the bees had enough food for the winter.But I've looked at all three boxes last week and and I don'treally know what to do. I have two extra/empty frames ready to go, but in…See More
Apr 4, 2012
Gordon C. Thomasson is attending chantal's event
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March 2012 beeks meeting at Bernalillo County Extension Office

March 26, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hello Everyone! Join us for the ABQ beeks meeting Monday, March 26th @ 6:30 pm.  It's a FREE meeting of Albuquerque beekeepers, both new and experienced.View our full list of events at: http://abqbeeks.ning.com/forum/topics/tentative-schedule-for-2012-abq-beeks Agenda:Announcements Making Splits & Springtime Management (TBH and Langs) Please RSVP. (Remember to log in to this site in order to…See More
Mar 8, 2012
Michele Chisholm replied to Gordon C. Thomasson's discussion Tell EPA Clothinadin kills bees!
"I have sent in my comment.  It was an easy process which took only about 3 minutes."
Feb 21, 2012

Profile Information

About me:
Retired, have one hive, no plan to expand that.
I started after the summer of 2010 when I found ONE,
just ONE honeybee in my garden (moved here in 2009),
while bumblebees and some small wasps did some pollinating. Bees are healthy, so 2012 I will return to
gardening.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87120--Over the fence from Petroglyphs USNP
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
Gordon@newroseandcrown.org

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